Archive for August, 2009

Trof Northern Qt open mic cancelled tonight – but Uluru is on instead

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Hi everyone,

Because of the bank holiday, Trof Northern Quarter have cancelled the open mic night we usually do there tonight. It’ll be back on next week.

As a replacement, I’d recommend Uluru’s open mic (Chorlton). Run by Ricky Damiani, it kicks of at 7.30pm. I’ll be heading down there, and there will be a featured slot from Passenger, of Brighton — they’ll be doing a 45 minute set at 9.30pm. It’s all free of course, and should be a really good night.

Tom

Free gig at Jackson’s Boat on Saturday

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

This coming Saturday, there’s a free day of music at Jackson’s Boat — which is on the banks of the Mersey, near Sale Water Park. Some of the artists playing include Oniyama and the Sun Collective, Jason Dunkley and That Girl Sue, Zacc Rogers, Passenger, Alexis McLean, and me (Tom Kerswill). It’s free, but charity donations are welcome! Not sure exactly when everybody will be on yet… but their website advertises music as being in the evening – I’m thinking things will be starting around 6pm but will keep you posted!

Here are the address and contact details for the pub:

Jackson’s Boat
Rifle Road
Sale
Manchester
M33 2LX
(0161) 905 264

Tom

Gig with Josphine Oniyama, this Sunday, Pulse Cafe, Todmorden

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came to the gig at Trof Northern Quarter last night. It was a really fun gig!

I’m playing at Pulse Cafe, Todmorden, along with Josephine Oniyama. It starts at 2pm on Sunday, 23rd August.

I played at Pulse a few weeks ago, and it’s a lovely venue. The gig is free, too!

Josephine’s a really well known Manchester artist, and always puts on good live shows. The cafe does great vegetarian food, coffee and even has beer and wine. If anyone wants a lift up there, there are 3 free spaces in a car at the moment – just let me know in the comments section on the blog, or by email…

Tom

Trof Northern Qt tonight – George Borowski with the Jade Assembly & Tom Kerswill

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Hi

There’s a gig tonight, Tues 18th Aug, 8pm, at Trof in the Northern Quarter. In order of appearance:

Tom Kerswill
The Jade Assembly
George Borowski

It should be a fun gig. George is best known for being the “Guitar George” that Mark Knopfler refers to in Dire Straits’ song “Money For Nothing”

Door price is £3 (£2 with NUS). I’m really looking forward to it. I’m normally one of the people organising music there, or hiding behind the sound desk so it’ll be a nice change to be in front of the mic!

Recommended gig tonight: Fuel Cafe, Manchester: The Woe Betides

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Hi, How Are You at Fuel

Hi, How Are You at Fuel

Tonight, Phil from Mushaboom is putting on his monthly “Hi, How Are You” night. It’s at Fuel cafe, starts 8ish, and is free (though donations to cover his costs are very welcome). I’ll be there, doing the sound. The line up includes:

MONSTERS BUILD MEAN ROBOTS

“Echoes of Sigur Ros and Explosions in the sky” – Artrocker
http://www.myspace.com/monstersbuildmeanrobots

FUEL CAFE, 8PM, FREE IN.
If you like loud pounding guitars, thom yorke style electronica, and beautiful soundscapes a la Mogwai, Sigur Ros…you must not miss this gig from Brighton 4 piece MBMR
Take a chance to hear something new. something exciting.. and go away having seen your favourite new band.

With support from…

THE WOE BETIDES

Pop duo championed by Jeremy Warmsley!
http://www.myspace.com/thewoebetides

“There’s something dark and brooding about The Woe Betides… sweet, fast-paced chorus, heavy guitars and almost New Romantic-esque vocals. Not too shabby at all!” (Stool Pigeon)

OH STOCKHOLM!
http://www.myspace.com/ohstockholm

“Conor Oberst may have competition!” Sandman

New weekly night in Spinningfields

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Festival on Wednesday in Spinningfields

Festival on Wednesday in Spinningfields

Danny Keehan, who is behind the Carry On series of music nights in Manchester, is running a new, outdoor, acoustic night every Wednesday in Spinningfields.

It’s part of the Spinningfields Summer Festival, and it takes place in the Kro Bar there. He’s had some great acs, including the Bee’s Niece and Pablo’s Finest Hour (who both played at the launch night), and then a set by I am Three last week.

It’s well worth checking the night out. The next is on Wednesday, 5th August, from 5pm till pm. It features The Thingumajigs and the Hatstand Medicine Band. And it’s completely free.

Pulse Cafe, Todmorden

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Todmorden Pulse Cafe
The Pulse Cafe in Todmorden is a great little cafe, with good vegetarian / vegan food, good coffee, and even an alcohol license. It’s open till 11pm most evenings, and has live acoustic acts on many nights. It also has a Sunday afternoon acoustic slot, which I really enjoyed playing.

It’s easy to get to from Manchester — there’s a direct train, or you can go by bus for slightly cheaper.

There are some good acts coming up there, including Josephine Oniyama on 23rd August 2009. It looks like all the gigs there are free.

The food and drink is good value, and the staff are really friendly. Definitely recommended if you’re in the Todmorden area.


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Trof Northern Quarter open mic tonight

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009


I’m running the Trof Northern Quarter open mic night in Manchester tonight, together with Ollie Smith. It kicks off at 8.30pm, and each slot is 3 songs long. Everybody’s welcome – it tends to be mainly musicians, but it’s usually pretty varied and we have occasional poets and comedians too. Slots often fill up by around about 9pm, so it’s worth getting down early if you can.

The Trof NQ open mic is every Sunday (except bank holidays). You can find out about other Manchester open mics elsewhere on the site!

Tom

Pulse Cafe Bar, Todmorden – Sunday 2nd Aug at 2pm

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

I’m playing at the Pulse Cafe Bar on Sunday, 2nd August from 2pm. It’s a free gig and is going to be nice and relaxed….


Tom Kerswill at Pulse Cafe, Todmorden